Know about the 15th President of India - Draupadi Murmu

About Madam Draupadi Murmu - 15th President Of India 

About Draupadi Murmu - 15th President Of India

Draupadi Murmu (born 20 June 1958) is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. 

Murmu is the second person belonging to a scheduled tribe, to be nominated as a candidate for the post of President of India. She previously served as the ninth Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021. Before entering state politics, Murmu worked as a teacher in public schools. 

Draupadi Murmu held positions as a Junior Assistant and Assistant Professor in the Government of Odisha's Irrigation Department and Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Institute in Rairangpur, respectively. 

In 1997, Murmu became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and was chosen to serve as a Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat councilor. 

In 2000, Murmu was elected to lead Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. She was also the Bharatiya Janata Party Scheduled Tribes Morcha's national vice president. Murmu served as the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Commerce and Transportation from March 6, 2000, to August 6, 2002, and for Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002, to May 16, 2004, during the Bharatiya Janata Party and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha. 

Murmu served as a former minister for Odisha and as an assembly member for Rairangpur in 2000 and 2004. 2007 saw Murmu get the Nilkantha Award from the Odisha Legislative Assembly for being the best MLA. 

On May 18, 2015, Murmu took the oath of office as the first female governor of Jharkhand. She was the first tribal leader from Odisha who was selected to lead an Indian state as governor. As governor in 2017, Murmu rejected the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly's approval of a measure that sought to change the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act of 1908 and the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act of 1949. The legislation aimed to maintain land ownership while granting tribe members the freedom to use their property for economic purposes. Murmu asked the Raghubar Das-led Bharatiya Janata Party administration for an explanation of the measures it will do for the welfare of tribal people.